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Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have the potential to reduce heart disease in people with obstructive sleep apnea regardless of CPAP use, suggests a new study from Columbia University.
After a sudden medical scare, many people develop a fear of health care and are afraid to adopt new health habits. The Center for Fearless Behavior Change is testing ways to help.
A new device that calms overactive kidney nerves with ultrasound consistently lowered blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, Columbia researchers found.
You don’t need medical training to use a defibrillator and save a life. You just need to know where to find a defibrillator.
- October 24, 2016
After a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery, patients who adhered to their medical therapy had better outcomes than nonadherent patients, according to a new study.
- September 28, 2016
Columbia researchers are enrolling women in a new study to learn if inadequate sleep increases risk of heart disease.
- September 22, 2016
A study revealing new structural details of an intracellular channel that controls muscle contraction may lead to new drugs for heart and muscle diseases.
- August 24, 2016
A type of heart failure caused by a build-up of amyloid can be accurately diagnosed and prognosticated with an imaging technique, eliminating the need for a biopsy.
- June 6, 2016
An international observational study led by Columbia University researchers has uncovered widespread differences in the treatment of patients with common chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and depression.
- May 26, 2016
Wearing a 24-hour monitoring device may help identify African-Americans who have masked hypertension.
- May 25, 2016
A large study found a positive correlation between traffic-related air pollution and the amount of calcium deposited in the coronary arteries.
- May 20, 2016
Researchers from Harvard and Columbia have found that trauma and PTSD symptoms increase the risk of blood clots in women.
- May 15, 2016
Lowering blood pressure goals for people with cardiovascular risk factors could save tens of thousands of lives annually and reduce costs.
- April 2, 2016
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a viable alternative to open heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis at intermediate risk for surgery.